Re: Prophecies that came true and ones that did not
Well, for me personally, I am very careful and leery when it comes to some of these 'personal prophecies'. I have found that if the Lord wants me to know something, he is perfectly able to tell ME. He does not have to tell another person to tell me something.
One reason I am leery is that in my many years, I have seen many self-proclaimed 'prophets' who run after this one and that one, saying to them, "Thus sayeth the Lord..." or they say, "I have a word for you from the Lord..."
Once there was one such prophet I saw follow a woman into the restroom at church and was giving her a so-called 'word from the Lord' through the stall in the restroom! Another I know would run around in the parking lot, trying to give personal prophecies before people drove away. (I admit, after this, I began to see them as 'Parking Lot Prophets.
Having said all that, I do want to say that I DO believe God gives people the gift of wisdom and the gift of KNOWLEDGE. For example, if my Pastor were to call me this evening and say to me, "If you are planning to go to the grocery store this evening, please pray about if you should go today or wait until tomorrow", then I would definitely take heed!
Just beware that all who claim to be 'Prophets' may not be prophets sent by God at all...........
Some just want that title.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)